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  • Jane Eyre - Oxford World's Classics


    A brilliant new edition of one of the flagship's of Victorian fiction includes a new introduction and revised notes from one of the foremost Bronte scholars. This text is based on the definitive Clarendon edition, based on the original editions of...

  • Frankenstein - Oxford World's Classics

    Shelley,Mary Wollstonecraft

    Frankenstein was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron wrote one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of...

  • Pride And Prejudice - Oxford World's...


    Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. In this new edition Fiona Stafford considers the...

  • War And Peace - Oxford World's Classics


    Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. In this revised and updated version of the definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation...

  • Pamela - Oxford World's Classics


    The publication of Pamela in 1740 marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. It vividly describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. It is a work of pioneering psychological...

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  • Meditations - Oxford World's Classics

    Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a...

  • Metamorphoses - Oxford World's Classics


    The modern, unacademic idiom of A.D. Melville's translation opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality.

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  • Lord Byron - The Major Works - Oxford...

    Byron,George Gordon

    This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Byron's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by...

  • The Great Gatsby - Oxford World's Classics

    Fitzgerald,F. Scott

    The Great Gatsby (1925) is probably the most popular American novel of the twentieth century. This new edition incorporates the latest critical approaches and uses the first edition American text as F. Scott Fitzgerald intended it. Generously...

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  • The Jungle Books - Oxford World's Classics


    The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the...

  • Camilla - Oxford World's Classics - Oxford...


    First published in 1796, Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people-Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the daughters of a country parson, and their cousin Indiana Lynmere-and, in particular, with the love affair between...

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  • Emma - Oxford World's Classics


    Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest and most representative novel. The story of Emma Woodhouse's matchmaking, and her awakening to the true feelings of others as well as herself, is told with consummate wit and humour. This new edition...

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  • Walden - Oxford World's Classics

    Thoreau,Henry David

    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, left his home town of Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a rough hut on the north-west shore of Walden Pond. Walden is Thoreau's classic...

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  • Aeneid - Oxford World's Classics


    Frederick Ahl's new translation captures the excitement, poetic energy, and intellectual force of Virgil's epic poem in a way that has never been done before. Echoing the Virgilian hexameter the verse stays almost line for line with the original in a...

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  • Frankenstein - Oxford World's Classics

    Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

    Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture—the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the...

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  • Kamasutra - Oxford World's Classics


    The Kamasutra is the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love. About the art of living as well as about the positions in sexual intercourse, it is here newly translated into clear, vivid, sexually frank English together with three commentaries:...

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  • Germinal - Oxford World's Classics


    Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolize the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which...

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  • Notebooks - Oxford World's Classics


    This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70...

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  • The Poetic Edda - Oxford World's Classics


    A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and...

  • Idylls - Oxford World's Classics


    Theocritus of Syracuse (first half of the third century BC) was the inventor of 'bucolic' poetry, the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues and the foundational figure of the western pastoral tradition. The great variety of his other poems -...

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  • Nana - Oxford World's Classics


    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was la Ville Lumiere, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siecle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy...

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  • Vathek - Oxford World's Classics


    A captivating hybrid of Gothic, oriental, and satiric fiction, Vathek documents the fall of Vathek, whose obsessive quest for knowledge, pleasure and power leads to his eventual damnation. An extraordinary fantasy, the novel has influenced writers...

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  • Orlando - Oxford World's Classics


    Orlando tells the tale of an extraordinary individual who lives through history first as a man, then as a woman. At its heart is the figure of Woolf's friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, and Knole, the historic home of the Sackvilles. Orlando...

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  • Epigrams - Oxford World's Classics


    This new, parallel-text prose translation of a generous selection of Martial's witty and satiric epigrams pulls no punches and matches the boldness of the originals. They bring Imperial Rome vividly to life. The edition establishes Martial's...

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  • Dubliners - Oxford World's Classics


    Although only 24 when he signed his first publishing contract for Dubliners, Joyce already knew its worth: to alter it in any way would 'retard the course of civilisation in Ireland'. Each of the fifteen stories offers a glimpse of the lives of...

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  • Upanisads - Oxford World's Classics


    The Upanisads are the central scriptures of Hinduism, representing some of the most important literary products in the history of Indian culture and religion. This major new translation incorporates the most recent historical and philological...

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  • Victory - Oxford World's Classics


    Victory was the last of Conrad's novels to be set in the Malay Archipelago. It tells the story of Axel Heyst, who has retreated from the world of commerce to live alone on the island of Samburan. But his solitary existence ends when he rescues an...

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  • Capital - Oxford World's Classics


    Combining vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society, Capital is the most influential work in social science in the twentieth century. This is the only abridged edition to take...

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  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through...


    The two 'Alice' books are masterpieces of carefree nonsense for children and also embody layers of satire and allusion and mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. This new edition explores their complex status and the many interpretations...

  • Indiana - Oxford World's Classics


    Indiana (1831) is an absorbing and vivid romantic novel, set partly in provincial France, partly in Paris, and partly on a tropical island. It tells the story of a beautiful and innocent young woman, married at sixteen to a much older man.

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  • Resurrection - Oxford World's Classics


    Resurrection (1899) is the last of Tolstoy's major novels. It tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia. Tolstoy's vision of redemption...

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  • Georgics - Oxford World's Classics


    Part agricultural manual, part political poem and allegory, the Georgics' scenes are real and vivid, and the poet-farmer Peter Fallon restores to life the sights, sounds, and textures of the ancient Italian landscape.

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  • Flatland - Oxford World's Classics

    Abbott,Edwin A.

    How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? In Flatland, A Square's linear world is invaded by a Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, the novel...

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  • Praeterita - Oxford World's Classics


    Praeterita is the autobiography of John Ruskin (1819-1900), art critic and social commentator and one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. An elegy for lost places and people, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's childhood, and his...

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  • Ivanhoe - Oxford World's Classics


    In Ivanhoe Scott fashioned an imperial myth of national cultural identity that has shaped the popular imagination ever since its first appearance at the end of 1819. The most famous of Scottish novelists drew on the conventions of Gothic fiction,...

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  • Kidnapped - Oxford World's Classics

    Stevenson,Robert Louis

    Set in the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, Kidnapped is a thrilling adventure story in which young David Balfour flees for his life across the Scottish Highlands in the company of the rebel Alan Breck Stewart. This is a new edition of a key...

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  • Pancatantra - Oxford World's Classics


    The Pancatantra is the most famous collection of fables in India and was one of the earliest Indian books to be translated into Western languages. It teaches the principles of good government and public policy through the medium of animal stories,...

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  • The Mabinogion - Oxford World's Classics

    Oxford World Classics

    The 11 tales of the Mabinogion combine Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance. This new translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

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  • Around The World In Eighty Days - Oxford...


    Jules Verne's classic, a bestseller for over a century, has never appeared in a critical edition before. William Butcher's stylish new translation moves as fast and as brilliantly as Fogg's own journey.

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  • Journals - Oxford World's Classics

    Scott,Robert Falcon

    Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before...

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  • Money - Oxford World's Classics


    Money centres on the figure of Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, and his unscrupulous money-making schemes. His story intertwines the worlds of politics, finance, and the press, and resonates disturbingly with our own times. This is the first new...

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  • Daodejing - Oxford World's Classics


    The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws...

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  • Villette - Oxford World's Classics


    A new edition of this classic from one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Features the definitive Clarendon edition of Villette which is sourced from the earliest printings of Bronte's great work. The text is supplemented with a...

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  • Earth - Oxford World's Classics


    Zola's novel of peasant life describes the disintegration of the Fouan family when Papa Fouan decides to divide his land between his three children. Greed and violence feed a bitter struggle for supremacy. This new translation captures the novel's...

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